Pig split leather is an outstanding, versatile fabric that is useful in many different facets. Pig split leather does have slight differences than cow (traditional) leather, but remains of no inferior quality. Whereas cow leather may become stiff when moistened, pig leather remains soft due to high lanolin content excreted from the skin. Pig leather marries the concept of the classiness of leather, with the flexibility of suede, and as such, it can also be turned into fine suede. It also withstands the laundering process much better than cow leather can.
It has a variety of handy common uses for accessorizing and work such as: gloves, handbags, backpacks, luggage, jewelry boxes, wine holders, belts, suspenders, wallets, wristlets, clutches, bracelets and watch bands. Gloves are certainly among the most popular purposes to keep hands warm and dry, while allowing breathability, softness, and easily laundering. More often than not, leather jackets are made up of pig leather. Its conformability causes it to be a big hit with blazers, vests, pants, shorts, skirts, authentic costumes and even footwear. Comfortable shoes, slouchy boots, moccasins, and even baby’s first walking shoes would be amazing using the flexibility pig leather offers. It is preferable to cow’s leather for clothing options because of the softness it retains for the comfort of the wearer. This type of leather is also an excellent choice in book binding and covering. It is most commonly used for Bibles and would be a unique wrap for scrapbooks, journals, bookmarks, key chains and countless other projects worthy of engraving for personalization. Its water resistance is more desirable for convenience, as one of the main drawbacks associated with cow’s leather is that water can ruin it. Sportswear and outdoor ranching equipment, such as saddles and holsters are another common use for pig leather due to its durability and water resistance. Also, golf bags, and archery quivers are excellent ideas for using pig leather. Furniture can also be crafted to include beautiful lampshades, storage trunks, barstools, benches, seats, and couches. As you can easily tell, there are endless possibilities for the use of pig leather. Beautify your surroundings and reach a new level of style.
Genuine Lambskin Tanned Leather Red Snakeskin Pattern Hide Craft DIY Pig Split. This hide has a laminated snakeskin pattern on a red suede finished pig split leather hide. The leather hide is medium weight, has a lot of body and would be great for any craft or DIY project. Please note that leather is natural and part of an animal, scars and imperfections are all part of its character and personality.